Syfy is adding two cast member to Helix for its upcoming second season.
Matt Long (Mad Men) and Steven Weber (Murder In The First) have both boarded the drama from Cameron Porsandeh and Ronald D. Moore, TVWise has learned.
Helix follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation
Matt Long, who has joined the drama as a series regular, will play Dr. Kyle Sommer, the newest member of the CDC team, a world-class toxicologist whose charm matches his sharp intellect; while Steven Weber has been cast in a recurring role as Brother Michael, the magnetic, charming and charismatic leader of a cult which aims to create a utopian society.
The show’s second season, which has now begun production in Montreal, Quebec, finds the doctors of the Centers for Disease Control, still haunted by the Narvik outbreak and the events that took place in Arctic Biosystems, investigating a deadly outbreak of a new disease on a Windjammer cruise ship. Their investigation leads them to a mysterious island inhabited by Brother Michael’s cult.
The two actors join a cast which also includes Billy Campbell (The Killing), Kyra Zagorsky (Supernatural), Jordan Hayes (What If) and Neil Napier (X-Men: Days of Future Past. Helix was created by Porsandeh and is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Steven Maeda is the showrunner.